Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) are facing Rajasthan Royals (RR) in the 50th match of Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020 at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi.
Asked to bat first, KXIP lost Mandeep Singh in the very first over for a golden duck. But the duo of skipper KL Rahul and Chris Gayle added 120 runs for the second wicket to put the team in a commanding position.
In particular, Gayle was severe on the Royals attack as he continued to smash the bowlers after Rahul’s dismissal in the 15th over for 46.
The Universe Boss shared a 41-run stand for the third wicket with Nicholas Pooran (22 off 10 balls) and was looking all set for yet another T20 ton but it wasn’t meant to be on this occasion.
Jofra Archer dismissed Gayle for 99 in the fourth delivery of the last over. The southpaw took only 63 deliveries for his whirlwind knock, which also saw him completing 1000 sixes in the shortest format.
Gayle’s innings was laced with 6 fours and 8 huge sixes while KXIP finished with a massive 185/4 in 20 overs.
Cricket experts were left speechless by Chris Gayle’s batting exhibition and they took to Twitter to appreciate the Caribbean legend.
Here are the tweets: